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Definition of smoke ball in English:


A projectile filled with material which emits dense smoke on ignition, used to conceal military operations.
Example sentences
  • The interiors of the structures are filled with paint-splashed, multicolored Chinese smoke balls, their fuses strung together in neat rows as if ready to be lit in a dramatic performance.
  • Wholesale sparklers, smoke balls, snaps, and other novelty fireworks are available by the case.
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